The First Noel, the Houston Morning Star did say …
December 22, 2011 § Leave a comment
December 25, 1839
The Houston Morning Star — By letter we have learned from Austin that mattresses are particularly in demand, and that there is not one to be obtained at any price. The good people of that city have got tired of sleeping upon blankets and would like an immediate and plentiful supply of beds. Candles are selling at $9 per pound – an excellent reason why the people want beds, as nobody can afford to sit up long after dark; and hard floors, with only a blanket or two, are not so very agreeable these long winter nights.
Merry Christmas, y’all.